Cavs Receive Permission To Interview Chris Quinn, Johnnie Bryant

The Cavaliers are moving along nicely in their search for a new coach, having received permission to interview Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn and New York Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Chris Quinn, NBA, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers

Each has been mentioned repeatedly as a potential candidate, with Bryant having spent time with the Utah Jazz when Donovan Mitchell was there. The Cavs seem to like him because he has learned under ex-Jazz and current Atlanta Hawks coach Quin Snyder, and Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau.

Meanwhile, Quinn is a former NBA point guard who has been a regular on the job interview circuit over the past several offseasons. He comes with a strong reputation after spending the past decade as an assistant under Erik Spoelstra in Miami. 

Quinn, 40, played for the Cavaliers in his final NBA season of 2013. He is believed to be a candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers in their coaching search as well.

This all follows the news that the Cavs have also received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson and New Orleans Pelicans assistant James Borrego.

Some suggest that Atkinson is the early frontrunner for the job — though sources told Hoops Wire that Cavaliers president of basketball operations Koby Altman and owner Dan Gilbert are casting a wide net. The process, without a doubt, has just begun.

Cleveland is coming off a 48-34 season in which it finished second in the Central Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers are replacing J.B. Bickerstaff, fired after five-and-a-half seasons.

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